I feel a little like I'm cheating with Joe8, but a date doesn't have to be a blind date to qualify for the project. In fact, it's really nice to go out with someone that I know I like before going on a date. I met Joe8 about a month ago, through a friend, and we've taken a few rides together. I dragged him along with me to Bike Night at Full Throttle in Fort Collins.
Joe8 came by my house before heading to Fort Collins. He and another friend have planted a seed - ape hangers! I don't want to get ticketed in other states, so I sat on Joe8's bike, which sports 16" high bars, to determine what size I want. With shorter risers, 13" handlebars should do the trick. While we were hanging out in the dooryard, Joe3 drove by and honked. Nice... On the way to Full Throttle, Joe8 took the video above without me knowing. Way cool! Can you tell I live in farm country?
Full Throttle wasn't neutral turf. I had a lot of good friends there, and there was so much going on that I wasn't totally focused on Joe8. However, I didn't feel at all awkward, and he seemed completely comfortable with the fact that most everyone I knew, knew he was Joe8. There was no question that he'd be right at home with the crowd. Confidence, an easy-going personality and a sense of humor are great qualities.
- It's amazing how two words can raise so many questions: Free will